Tagged WannaCry

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How to combat cyber-crime in healthcare

Digital Health Age continues its look at cyber-crime with Rob Embers, chief commercial officer at information security specialist Dionach, writing about the steps needed by healthcare organisations if they are to improve their “cyber-hygiene”. One of the key topics of this year’s UK Health Show, held at ExCeL in London on 25-26 September, is cyber-security…

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How healthcare providers can prepare for the next WannaCry

Shalen Sehgal, managing director, Crises Control, writes about how healthcare organisations can prepare for cyber-attacks and mitigate their damaging effects. The WannaCry attack which took place in May 2017 was a global event, hitting 150 countries worldwide. But it was a particularly significant event for UK healthcare providers, with more than a third of NHS…

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The risk poor power quality presents to healthcare

OThe security of patient data is of the utmost concern to healthcare organisations, due in no small part to the increase in number and severity of cyber-attacks in recent years. However, this isn’t the only risk to digital medical records and sensitive data. Here, Steve Hughes, managing director of medical power quality specialist REO UK,…

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New cyber-threat to healthcare identified

Almost a year after the devastating WannaCry attack badly affected NHS organisations, a new threat to healthcare has been identified by software company Symantec. Symantec states that an attack group dubbed Orangeworm is deploying Kwampirs malware in a targeted campaign against the healthcare sector and related industries. Kwampirs is a backdoor Trojan that provides attackers…

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